On Nov. 25, Michelle Rowling of East St. Louis posted a cryptic Facebook status.
“If anything happens to me tonight just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her.”
Rowland was stabbed to death less than one week later.
The post, according to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, was about her ex-boyfriend, Montrell Cooper, 25, who had been serving a jail stint since August for assaulting Rowlings. She had just learned of his release.
“I just got some f—ed up news,” Rowlings wrote in a comment under her status.
On Saturday night, police responded to a disturbance in Rowling’s housing complex and found her bleeding from multible stab wounds. She was pronounced DOA at the hostpital.
Police are still searching for her ex-boyfriend, who is a person of interest in the murder investigation. Rowlings was a mother of two.